Home TravelLas Vegas 11.04.18


by Carly-Ann

Traveling the morning after the time change: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

On another note: I spent a great deal of time yesterday procuring my travel book selection and then I saw a pile of books I hadn’t included in the selection process. And then I woke up in the night and cracked open Brene Brown‘s Dare to Lead and knew before I’d finished the foreword that it needed to come with me, too. I honestly have no idea how many books I actually packed for this trip.

Today we’re headed to Vegas. The trip is part business, part pleasure, part running and we’ll be gone for ten days. We woke up this morning and packed the final few things, changed the sheets and towels, fed the cats and hopped in a cab. My brother is in Vegas now and I’m hoping to see him tonight, but it’s also the kickoff of the conference I’m attending and the dinner they put on is kind of a big deal.

How do you do Vegas?

I was talking to someone recently and they were saying they’re going to Vegas for the first time later this month. He asked me what I recommended and I told him the same thing I tell everyone who is going to Vegas for the first time – which, I mean, he’s gotta be the last one, anyway, right? I told him: just roll with it.

He clearly wasn’t prepared to take my advice because he proceeded to rattle off this one thing he had to do and that one thing he had to do. He must have listed off four different things as the one thing he had to do. I pointed that out and then I told him he was doing it all wrong.

I’ve been to Vegas maybe ten times in my life and I used to go there with things in mind, but I’ve learned that my favourite experience of Vegas is in having minimal plans. My favourite way to be in Vegas is to get dressed, head out the door and just see what happens.

Sure, sometimes you need tickets and a plan and that’s fine, but there’s just so much going on at any given time, you may miss out on something great if you’re too busy sticking to your plan.

Here are the things we have planned:

  • Conference, Sunday-Thursday
  • Rock n Roll 5k, Saturday
  • Rock n Roll Half Marathon, next Sunday

The one thing that I really want to do is get a blowout at Drybar. (Don’t ask me. I don’t know where this stuff comes from.) Kevin’s one thing: going back to Gordon Ramsay Burger. (I don’t hate it.)

Other than that, we’re going to wing it. But we have to get there first.

Next stop: SEATTLE. (Damn you, corporate travel policy!)

Here’s a link to a post I wrote about a family trip we took to Vegas back in 2016.

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